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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Year Before in the Pacific Northwest: Portland at the Paramount, July 26, 1972

"Hey Man, you got the wrong band. Don't believe everything you read in Time Magazine" says Phil as they slip into the Mexicali Hat Dance.  Despite the official release of day 2 as Download Series #10 (and 6 tunes from night one), Day four is the one.

The Year Before in the Pacific Northwest, The Dead hit  Four-Shows at the Paramounts Tour July 21-26, 1972

But frankly, I'd take any of these Summer 1972 gems.
The Dead rocked a sold out quartet of shows at the Paramounts in Seattle and Portland in front of about 12,000 fans.  Wow please invent a time machine and bring me back.
Oh and the Dead had such a good time they returned to Oregon for a Field Trip in August :)
Focus on July 26, the #6 show for 1972 in Deadbase 11,  a very high ranking in a very strong year.  If you need the music  Sadly Pigpen was home sick.

While many disagree on the strength of this show, when it appeared in 1991 as a new 1972 SBD it got a lot of buzz in the Dead community.  I personally love the look and feel of this one and especially the Dark Star>Comes A Time.  Give it a shot!

Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - Cold Rain And Snow
d1t03 - Black Throated Wind
d1t04 - Mississippi Half-Step
d1t05 - Mexicali Blues
d1t06 - Sugaree
d1t07 - El Paso
d1t08 - China Cat Sunflower >
d1t09 - I Know You Rider
d1t10 - Jack Straw
d2t01 - Tennessee Jed
d2t02 - Playing In The Band
d2t03 - Casey Jones

Set 2:
d2t04 - The Promised Land
d2t05 - He's Gone
d2t06 - Me And My Uncle
d2t07 - You Win Again
d2t08 - Greatest Story Ever Told
d2t09 - Ramble On Rose
d3t01 - Dark Star >
d3t02 - Comes A Time
d3t03 - Sugar Magnolia
d3t04 - Brown Eyed Women
d3t05 - Beat It On Down The Line
d3t06 - Stella Blue
d4t01 - Not Fade Away >
d4t02 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
d4t03 - Not Fade Away
d4t04 - One More Saturday Night

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